The experience of “Experience Week” at Findhorn Foundation

What is it? The Findhorn Foundation is at the centre of a community of 500+ people who support the vision of making a better world, starting within. They run workshops, conferences and events to enable people to be the best versions of themselves. Therefore be the change they want to see in the world. It […]

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Recycling obsolete and unwanted audio visual items

Unless you are under 25 it is very likely you have old audio tapes, VHS, CD’s and DVD’s you no longer need, and maybe can’t even play anymore. If your parents are getting to a certain age then the prospect of helping them downsize may be looming! I went on a mission to see how I […]

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Why made the switch to a Fairphone with Phone Coop

My dilemma I had felt that an Apple phone did not fit with my values, and lifestyle for a while.  They score an 8 out of 20 on the Ethical Consumer score cardfor phones. The major issues for me include; lack of environmental reporting, tax avoidance, workers rights issues and irresponsible marketing. Although in recent […]

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Managing slugs without chemicals

As some readers know I share an allotment (half plot) with friends in Wanstead (East London). We have a slug problem! Over the last 18 months I have researched, and tested, a range of ways of keeping slugs from eating our plants. We run the allotment on organic and biodynamic principles so we do not […]

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A clothes washing revelation

I have read on zero waste blogs, and FB groups, about not using store bought fabric conditioner (also called softener) and thought I would give it a go. What is in fabric conditioner anyway? A fabric conditioner or softener is applied to your laundry during the rinse cycle to make the items feel softer, reduce drying […]

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Giving plastic free mouthwash a try

As part of reducing the amount of plastic in my life I decided to give a homemade mouthwash a try. The one I was using is cinnamon and clove based, so that was the kind of recipe I looked for on zero waste Facebook groups. Finding a mouthwash you like the taste of is important. Here […]

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Giving new life to your soles

If shoes I no longer need have any kind of life left in them I take them to a charity shop, or street shoe bank. However I was at a loss about what to do with shoes that have fallen apart. This is a challenge of being an inspiring minimalist, I tend to wear the […]

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Saving £200 on milk!

Why I use plant based milks The issues around milk from intensively farmed cows are widely discussed. This is not a post around the pros and cons of intensive dairy (or non intensive dairy) versus plant based milks. I had been cutting down my intake of diary based milk due to some of these issues, […]

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Where to food shop with less packaging

Following on from my last post “how to food shop with less packaging”, here are a range of options; Where can you shop in London packaging free? A few of the capitals offerings to wet your appetite. East Bulk Market – was a pop up social enterprise in Hackney stocking 300 bulk products. Just finished […]

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How to food shop with less packaging

The problem of plastic waste The scary fact is that every piece of plastic ever made (unless burnt) still exists in some form. That’s 60+ years of plastic and counting. With only 5% of plastic actually getting recycled in to something new. This fact goes part way to explaining how 8 million tonnes end up […]

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